A glacier dog sledding tour in Kenai Fjords National Park is an exhilarating and unforgettable experience! This ultimate Alaskan adventure has its roots in Seward. Along with Kenai Fjords National Park and Resurrection Bay, this little seaside town is famous for being the start of the iconic Iditarod Sled Dog Trail. Going out to explore a glacier is already an amazing adventure, and when you add a dog sled ride, you’ll be making a memory that is sure to last a lifetime!
At Seward Hospitality Group we own and operate 3 conveniently located downtown accommodations that will suit all of your Alaska adventure needs. Our comfortable and modern lodging are the perfect places to rest up for another day of exploration.
We also just happen to own and operate 6 amazing downtown Seward restaurants and so will be able to give the best recommendations when looking for a place to eat a delicious meal. With all of the exploration and adventuring to be done in Seward, you’ll definitely want to stay for 3, 4, or 5 nights! There is so much to experience in this quintessential Alaskan town, don’t miss out! Book your stay with us today!
Incredible Glacier Dog Sledding Tours
When most people think of Alaska, visions of mushing through snow, Iditarod-style with a team of dogs is an image that comes to mind. Glacier dog sledding is the Alaska experience many people dream of! If you are visiting this unique area this is a not to be missed activity.
It’s not everywhere that you get to take in gorgeous, dramatic scenery all while riding or driving a team of dogs ahead of you, into the wilderness! Did we mention there are puppies?! Many operations let you hold puppy sled dogs in an effort to socialize them. There really is no reason to not have this breathtaking experience.
Here are 3 incredible glacier dog sledding tours to take.
- With Seward Helicopter Tours you’ll take off in a helicopter and land in a dog camp atop a glacier. The 15-minute scenic flight includes flying over Godwin Glacier and seeing Seward from the air. After the 2-mile long glacier dog sledding ride, you’ll have the opportunity to speak with the small staff who love to share a glimpse of their lifestyle as mushers.
- Alpine Air Alaska partners with mushers from Seavey Ididaride Dog Sled Tours. On the scenic flight over you’ll see jaw-dropping views over Resurrection Bay and the Kenai Mountain Range. Learn about the history and legacy of the Iditarod Race and glacier dog sledding. There is snow gear provided for your landing on the Fourth of July Glacier.
- Alaska Shore Excursions offers a 90-minute tour that also lands upon the majestic Godwin Glacier. On the unique double driver sleds, they use you’ll have the option to sit and enjoy the ride or you can stand and help mush the team with help from a guide! After the scenic flight back, warm yourself with complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and tea at the office and share stories of your adventure glacier dog sledding in the Alaskan wilderness.
More Things to do in Kenai Fjords National Park
Winter offers a plethora of opportunities to get out and explore Kenai Fjords, National Park. It’s a magical time of year when the crowds thin out and the Kenai Peninsula is covered in a blanket of snow. The world becomes a playground here and opportunities to see this place from a whole new perspective abound. Here are more things to do in Kenai Fjords National Park this winter!
- Adventure Sixty North offers scenic tours and winter sea kayaking. This time of year is a beautiful and unique paddle experience.
- Seward Ocean Excursions have winter boat tours that take guests for a 3.5-hour tour around the breathtaking winter landscape of Resurrection Bay. Boats are equipped with heaters so you’ll stay comfortable.
- Be on the lookout for moose near Exit Glacier, from a safe distance.
- Keep your eyes peeled for the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)
The Perfect Seward Accommodations
This winter, as you explore Kenai Fjords National Park and the Seward area you’ll need a comfortable place to relax after all the adventures. We own and operate 3 downtown, centrally located hotels where you’ll be within a short distance to all your explorations. We also run Preacher’s Pond RV park just outside of town for a more secluded and quiet stay for those who arrive in an RV. With all there is to do in this Alaskan town, you’ll want to stick around for a 3, 4, or 5-night stay in order to be able to do and see all the amazing things in this one of a kind place.
If you are looking for a great place to grab a meal we also operate 6 downtown restaurants so you can take the guesswork out of trying to find the best spot. There is something for everyone as our restaurants offer a diversity of cuisine. If you are ready for the best Alaskan vacation of your life that is bursting with adventure, book your stay with us today!